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How To Make A Smart Apartment In Indianapolis

January 04, 2023
Kitchen with a white island and brown cupboards at Penrose On Mass Apartments

Smart devices have become increasingly common in Indianapolis homes. Many home appliances and electronics feature smart technology to enhance your daily routine. But don’t feel you have to pass on modern tech if you live in an apartment. You might not be able to update the electrical wiring of your apartment for smart components, but you are still able to integrate various gadgets to make your apartment smart in Indianapolis.

Incorporate Smart Plugs To Get Access To Lights And Other Home Equipment From Anywhere

If you’re wondering how to make a smart apartment in Indianapolis, start with smart plugs. They plug into your electrical sockets, and then you attach your favorite appliances and electronics. ​​Now you can power them on or off through an app on your smartphone when you’re away or you just don’t want to walk to another room of your spacious apartment to manually do it. Turn on and off the bedroom lights without getting out of bed. Cut the power source to difficult-to-access electronics when heading out of town. You may even set lamps or other lighting to activate at certain times to make it seem like you’re home when you’re away.

Control Everything Through A Smart Speaker

Woman sitting on a sofa beside a smart speaker on a coffee table

The next nice tool for making your apartment smart in Indianapolis is a smart speaker. You control smart speakers simply by speaking to the “virtual assistant” that is part of your speaker. The assistant like Amazon’s Alexa responds when you ask for the day’s forecast and follows commands like when you tell it to begin playing a certain playlist.

You may also use your smart speaker to manage other smart components. Ask it to activate the lights when you get home, turn on the TV for your children when you’re in the kitchen, or switch off a smart plug somewhere else in your apartment.

Direct The Illumination In Your Apartment With Smart Light Bulbs

Pendant lights hanging in a kitchen and living room at One One Six Apartments

With smart light bulbs in every one of your lamps, you can add convenience to your life by controlling the illumination in your Indianapolis apartment by using vocal instructions or a tap of your finger. Smart bulbs wirelessly connect to your smart speaker’s personal assistant and smart home app. So in lieu of traipsing room to room turning on or off lights, you may simply issue the command “Turn off the lights!” to turn them off before you leave, or just utilize your smartphone to tell smart bulbs to darken, brighten, and even switch colors to accommodate your current disposition.
 

Maintain A Close Watch On Things With Smart Surveillance

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

It doesn’t matter if you live in the safest neighborhood around, your apartment’s security is still a critical consideration. And while you can’t install a wired security system within your apartment, a couple smart security cameras will help you feel safer. Wireless surveillance devices are battery powered and provide streams of video to your cell phone. Surveillance cameras deter invaders and are a source of hard verification if a crime does happen.

Smart cameras do more than protect against crime, though. If you reside in a pet-friendly apartment, keep an eye on your pet with your video device while you’re in the office. Or if you have little ones, having the ability to monitor them provides improved peace of mind when they’re in bed.

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